SARRATT FESTIVAL OF MUSIC 2018

Friday September 21st  ‘Jazz at the Philharmonic’ with Pete Long and his 9 piece band


A recreation of the legendary concerts featuring the greatest jazz musicians of the day in joyous jam sessions and wildly exciting cutting contests. The show’s ringmaster, well known to Sarratt audiences, is the ebullient Pete Long.

Saturday September 22nd  Voces8  ‘Sing Joyfully’

Voces8 is described as ‘impeccable in its quality of tone and balance’ Gramophone,

‘the slickest of the lot...any fan of a capella ought to hear this’ CD review BBC Radio 3.

‘Sing Joyfully’ juxtaposes renaissance music with jazz and pop, creating a rare mix of the ethereal and angelic, along with pure foot-tapping fun.

In the afternoon, at 3 pm, before their evening concert, Voces8 will run a singing workshop in the hall which is open to all, and will last about 1.5 hours, Tickets for this can be booked alongside the concert tickets. For a taste of a Voces8 workshop search for them on YouTube! 

Friday September 28th  Vertavo String Quartet

Internationally regarded as one of today’s most masterful string quartets, the Norwegian Vertavo presents Haydn quartet op.103, Schubert’s mighty ‘Death and the Maiden’ quartet, and finally Dvorak’s joyful piano quintet. In this they are joined by pianist Alasdair Beatson. ‘Artistry incarnate… that was Alasdair Beatson’ Sunday Times

Saturday September 29th.  ‘Nocturne’  The Romantic life of Frederic Chopin, with pianist Lucy Parham and narrators Dame Harriet Walter and Guy Paul

‘Lucy Parham’s trail-blazing concerts in which she fuses music and words with the help of some of our most distinguished thespians, have become one of the must-see events on the musical calendar.’ BBC Music Magazine

See the trailer video here!: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoxpPW_Hbjg&feature=youtu.be


Children’s concert -  SFM presents Travelling by Tuba. This dynamic duo makes a return visit to the children of Sarratt School during the Festival period.



Some of last year's audience reactions: --

'I was blown away by last night's concert.   A wonderful evening - well done!   What a beautiful musical relationship they have.'

'Thanks. Last night was wonderful.'


'I have been attending the festival for years - and never been to a poor concert!'

'Please pass on to the SFM Committee, and all those who helped with the productions, our thanks for an amazing series of concerts.  It is almost unbelievable the quality of musicians you manage to get to play in our Village Hall.'

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